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New Jersey TransAction Conference to Be Held in Atlantic City

2015-04-01 :: Bernie Wagenblast
Length: 3m 58s

One of the biggest state transportation conferences in the nation will be held in Atlantic City in April. Frank Reilly is the long-time chairman of the New Jersey TransAction Conference and he spoke with Transportation Radio about the event.…

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SYSTUF: Breaking New Ground in Rail Communications

2015-03-23 :: Bernie Wagenblast
Length: 7m 1s

A project underway in France hopes to demonstrate how LTE technology can be used for both critical and non-critical communications. Alcatel-Lucent is serving as manager of the project which will initially be deployed on Paris Metro Line 14. I spoke with Alcatel-Lucent's Niren Choudhury at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, New Jersey to learn more about the project and started with the basics, asking, "What is SYSTUF?"…

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VTA Creates Innovation Center

2015-03-09 :: Bernie Wagenblast
Length: 8m 56s

The history of transportation is a history of innovation. In recent decades it seems the pace of innovation has increased exponentially. California's Valley Transportation Authority recently opened the VTA Innovation Center to serve as a place where a variety of groups can come together to collaborate on projects. Transportation Radio spoke with Gary Miskell, the Chief Information and Technology Officer of the VTA, to learn more about the Innovation Center. …

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I-70 Mountain Travel Radio Sample

2015-02-15 :: Bernie Wagenblast
Length: 10m 8s

This is a 10-minute sample of Colorado DOT's I-70 Mountain Travel Radio from Sunday morning, February 15, 2015.…

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Colorado DOT Uses Unique "Radio" Station to Help Drivers Navigate Mountain Corridor

2015-02-13 :: Bernie Wagenblast
Length: 9m 10s

Most winter weekends the I-70 corridor between Denver and the mountain resorts to the west is crowded with drivers heading for the ski slopes. In January, Colorado DOT launched a unique online broadcast service to inform and guide motorists. Amy Ford, the Director of Communications for the Colorado DOT, talked to Transportation Radio about I-70 Mountain Travel Radio.…

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Assemblyman John Wisniewski Addresses Transportation Trust Fund

2015-01-26 :: Bernie Wagenblast
Length: 3m 48s

One of the biggest issues facing New Jersey is the financial status of the state's Transportation Trust Fund. Assemblyman John Wisniewski, the chairman of the Transportation Committee, has called for a 25 cent increase in the state's gas tax so that the trust fund can do more than pay down debt. He spoke with Transportation Radio's Bernie Wagenblast to talk about the fund's status and efforts to find new revenue. …

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Steve Dilts New President of ITS New Jersey

2015-01-20 :: Bernie Wagenblast
Length: 6m 28s

The January meeting of the ITS New Jersey Board of Directors saw Steve Dilts elected president of the organization. Dilts is a Vice President for HNTB and he talked with Transportation Radio's Bernie Wagenblast about his goals for the organization as well as his background.…

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TomTom's Nick Cohn

2015-01-15 :: Bernie Wagenblast
Length: 8m 57s

This week it was announced the I-95 Corridor Coalition had selected TomTom as a preferred provider of real-time traffic information. Nick Cohn, Senior Business Developer at TomTom sat down with Transportation Radio's Bernie Wagenblast to talk about what else is happening with the company.…

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New National Operations Center of Excellence Opens

2015-01-15 :: Bernie Wagenblast
Length: 2m 8s

Transportation Systems Management and Operations is key to keeping people and freight moving smoothly. The field is constantly evolving and the new National Operations Center of Excellence is designed to help all transportation professionals stay up-to-date on TSM&O best practices. The center is a collaboration of AASHTO, ITS America and ITE, with support from FHWA. Transportation Radio attended the ribbon-cutting for the center at the Transportation Research Board's annual meeting. …

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Dennis Motiani Discusses New National Operations Center of Excellence

2015-01-15 :: Bernie Wagenblast
Length: 3m 49s

Former ITS New Jersey President Dennis Motiani is the executive director of the new National Operations Center of Excellence. Following the center's ribbon-cutting, Transportation Radio's Bernie Wagenblast spoke with Motiani.…

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Neil Pedersen, TRB's New Executive Director

2015-01-13 :: Bernie Wagenblast
Length: 6m 6s

Come February 1, the Transportation Research Board will have a new executive director. Neil Pedersen, who spent much of his career at the Maryland State Highway Administration, and most recently with TRB's SHRP 2 program, will follow Robert Skinner. During TRB's annual meeting in Washington, DC, Bernie Wagenblast spoke with Pedersen.…

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TomTom Selected by I-95 Corridor Coalition as Preferred Provider of Real-Time Traffic Information

2015-01-13 :: Bernie Wagenblast
Length: 55s

The I-95 Corridor Coalition has selected TomTom, along with Here and Inrix, as preferred providers of real-time traffic information. The coalition members come from 16 states along the US east coast, stretching from Florida to Maine. TomTom's Nick Cohn spoke with Transportation Radio about what it will be doing for the coalition.…

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NTSB Lists Most Wanted Transportation Safety Improvements

2015-01-13 :: Bernie Wagenblast
Length: 1m 19s

The National Transportation Safety Board's top 10 most wanted safety improvements for 2015 was released at a news conference Tuesday. Bernie Wagenblast has the story for Transportation Radio.…

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National Operations Center of Excellence Unveiling

2015-01-11 :: Bernie Wagenblast
Length: 7m 59s

The National Operations Center of Excellence was introduced at the Transportation Research Board's annual meeting in Washington, DC on Sunday. Bud Wright, Executive Director of AASHTO kicked-off the event.…

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Profile: ITS Australia

2014-12-11 :: Bernie Wagenblast
Length: 9m 3s

You may be quite familiar with ITS organizations in your own nation, but what about other ITS groups around the world? Transportation Radio profiles ITS Australia in this interview with its CEO, Susan Harris.…

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Rural Traveler Information Site Grows

2014-11-19 :: Bernie Wagenblast
Length: 4m 30s

Just in time for winter weather, the One-Stop Shop for Rural Traveler Information now includes many of the states in the western lower 48.…

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Women of ITS New Jersey Hold Networking Event

2014-11-14 :: Bernie Wagenblast
Length: 3m 49s

The damp, chilly night didn't discourage those attending the Women of ITS New Jersey's networking event in Newark. …

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Opportunities for Women in Transportation

2014-11-14 :: Bernie Wagenblast
Length: 6m 14s

Where are there opportunities for women in the transportation field and how do they learn of them? Networking events are one way and Transportation Radio attended such a gathering in Newark, New Jersey.…

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A Look at Operations and Communications at the Maine Turnpike Authority

2014-11-08 :: Bernie Wagenblast
Length: 9m 4s

Like many toll roads in the world, the Maine Turnpike handles a mix of traffic. However, the highway is also distinctive in several respects. Transportation Radio learned more in a discussion with two officials of the agency during a visit to their headquarters in Portland. …

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Larry Rosin on the Future of Radio Traffic Reports

2014-10-31 :: Bernie Wagenblast
Length: 9m 40s

Cars and radio have been constant companions for decades. As traffic increased over the years radio has been the place people have turned to learn where the problems are and how to get around them. As vehicles become connected to the Internet, that might be changing. The DASH Conference brought experts together to see what those changes might mean. Larry Rosin of Edison Research was one of the speakers and he talked to Transportation Radio after the event.…

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CTA & Titan to Test Beacon Technology at Rail Stations

2014-10-28 :: Bernie Wagenblast
Length: 8m 38s

Beacons are one of the newest forms of technology which allow organizations to communicate location-specific information. The Chicago Transit Authority and Titan have announce a pilot program to test the technology in some Chicago rail stations. Transportation Radio spoke with Dave Etherington, Titan’s Chief Strategy Officer, to learn more about the project.…

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Raritan Valley Rail Coalition Holds Open House, Provides Update on One-Seat Ride to NYC

2014-10-27 :: Bernie Wagenblast
Length: 2m 48s

Elected officials, representatives of New Jersey Transit, and residents along the Raritan Valley Line attended an open house Monday evening of the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition.…

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Ken Leonard of US DOT's ITS Joint Program Office

2014-10-23 :: Bernie Wagenblast
Length: 8m 19s

What's the role of the federal government in the future of ITS? What's the difference between connected and autonomous vehicles? Is there such a thing as a connected pedestrian? Ken Leonard, Director of US DOT's ITS Joint Program Office answers these questions and more.…

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Judy McReynolds Named Chairman of American Transportation Research Institute

2014-10-22 :: Bernie Wagenblast
Length: 5m 19s

ATRI has its first female chairman. Judy McReynolds talks to Transportation Radio about her role and the organization.…

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ITS America's Scott Belcher Takes a Look Back & a Look Ahead

2014-10-16 :: Bernie Wagenblast
Length: 3m 24s

After serving as president and CEO of ITS America for the past seven years, Scott Belcher is moving to the Telecommunications Industry Association. Transportation Radio spoke with him at the ITS New Jersey annual meeting.…

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NJ DOT Commissioner Jamie Fox Addresses ITS New Jersey Annual Meeting

2014-10-15 :: Bernie Wagenblast
Length: 1m 50s

Attendees at the ITS New Jersey annual meeting had their first opportunity to hear from the state's new transportation commissioner at their annual meeting in New Brunswick.…

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NJ DOT Commissioner Jamie Fox

2014-10-15 :: Bernie Wagenblast
Length: 1m 52s

New Jersey's new transportation commissioner, Jamie Fox, says intelligent transportation systems are an important part of the state's future.…

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Gary Carlin Brings Public Sector Expertise to INRIX

2014-09-04 :: Bernie Wagenblast
Length: 6m 21s

Among the companies exhibiting at the ITS World Congress in Detroit is INRIX. Gary Carlin is the new Director of Business Development for the Public Sector for the company and he talked to Transportation Radio about INRIX's plans for the World Congress. …

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Scott Belcher on ITS World Congress

2014-09-02 :: Bernie Wagenblast
Length: 6m 48s

The ITS World Congress will be held in Detroit September 7 through 11. Scott Belcher, the President and CEO of ITS America, talked with Transportation Radio about the conference.…

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